The microGranny – A Pocket-Sized DIY Granular Sampler


Open source electronics developer Standuino has introduced the microGranny – a pocket-sized DIY granular sampler.

The microGranny uses microSD card to store samples. You can adjust many parameters of the samples and trigger them by MIDI.


  • basic parameters of sound: pitch, crush, volume, start, cut, repeat
  • micro sampling parameters of sound: shift speed, loop length, shift direction (forward,backward,random1,random2)
  • lfo parameters of sound: rate, amount, destination (pitch, crush)
  • instant loop feature
  • micro SD card slot (plays monophonic wav samples)
  • 8 presets (15 sounds each)
  • MIDI input (MIDI through by special connector)
  • intuitive interface
  • 3 digit 7-segment display to keep track of editing
  • 2 pots to tweak the parameters
  • mode switching buttons
  • 4 perfect response trigger buttons
  • hold button
  • 3.5mm jack output
  • volume trim-pot
  • size: 11 x 7 x 4 cm
  • input voltage 9-12 V


  • microGranny kit -not assembled 90€
  • with assembly 140€

See the Standuino site for details.

via standuino

7 thoughts on “The microGranny – A Pocket-Sized DIY Granular Sampler

  1. I’ve been needing this since I began making synthesis, a hardware, cheap granulator, with similar functions as the fl granulator, seems like it can’t sample in real time, and the mono samples only can be a limitant in granular capabilities, but I guess i’m gonna to get one

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